On Friday night, we set off to Bolton to watch a pantomime as a family. Unfortunately when we arrived, the show was cancelled and my daughter was seriously disappointed. Rather than head home, we decided to go find something else for Sylvia to do. We headed the Hollywood Bowl in Middlebrook and Sylvia had a fantastic night.
I wasn’t vey well on Friday. I had all ready used up my spoons and energy attending Sylvia’s Assembly in the morning and then trying to help John steam and prepare veg for after my Gastric Bypass so I wasn’t dressed fancy and didn’t have makeup or my hair done so please do excuse my photos.
I managed to use my sticks to walk into the bowling alley and was able to sit on the bench and watch John and Sylvia bowl. it was fantastic. Sylvia has so much fun and could not stop jumping up and down. She was so excited. This was her first time bowling with me and John since 2013 and she got a Strike on her second round. Sylvia was over the moon.
Sylvia started out with a number six ball and John showed her how to hold the ball and bowl. She decided it was heavy and that it would be best to use the metal tool which children can use to bowl. She also had the bumpers up so her ball would not fall into the gutter each time.
Sylvia soon got the hang of it and was having a lot of fun competing against her dad. She found the purple ball was too light and decided to upgrade to a heavier Orange bowling ball.
It was really nice watching my daughter bowl against her dad, they were both having a lot of fun.
The best part about the night was watching Sylvia jump up and down. She really could not stop dancing and was like a jumping bean. I’m glad I was able to go on the activity even though I could not bowl myself. I felt the urge to bowl but I would not have had the strength. John and Sylvia had one game only which cost just over £10.
It’s kind of a good thing we got to check out the Hollywood bowl as Sylvia has mentioned bowling as a possible place to go for her birthday party in May. I have some time to organise something but do need to get saving and thinking about options. Sylvia would give the hollywood bowl a 10/10 and now we have a new place to send Sylvia and John on a Daddy Daughter date in future.
This was not a sponsored post and we paid for the bowling experience which was good value for money.
About Angela Milnes
Angela Milnes is a Qualified Early Years Teacher who has specialised in Preschool and Kindergarten teaching. She has a wealth of experience teaching young children and is passionate about kids crafts and having fun as a family. Angela has also taught cooking skills and loves to share both family recipes and easy instant pot recipes here on The Inspiration Edit. Follow her on Pinterest!